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12/07/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Fifty members and associates of the Bronx Trinitarios Gang (BTG) have been charged with racketeering, narcotics and firearms offenses. BTG allegedly operated as a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO).
03/29/2018
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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A total of 475 individuals were arrested during this ongoing enforcement effort, most of which were confirmed as gang members and affiliates. The most prominent gangs with arrests during this operation were MS-13 with 274 arrests and the 18th street gang with 15 arrests.  This operation yielded 227 total criminal arrests and 248 administrative arrests.

03/06/2015
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Special agents arrested Milton Contreras, 19, aka “Diabolico,” in Kansas City, Kansas, where he was arraigned.
10/16/2019
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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The indictment out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for SDNY charges Amilcar Romero, a/k/a “Soldado,” Jaime Santana, a/k/a “Smiley,” Jose Garcia, a/k/a “Tricky,” and Alexander Rivera, a/k/a “Extrano,” with racketeering conspiracy and narcotics distribution conspiracy. Cristian Guerrero-Melgares, a/k/a “Enigma,” and Gustavo Llevano-Rivera are charged in the narcotics conspiracy count. Several defendants also face firearms charges.

09/13/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Alleged members and associates of the Bloods gang in Newburgh, N.Y. and members of a related crack cocaine dealing conspiracy were charged with racketeering, narcotics, robbery and firearms offenses. These charges stem from an investigation conducted by the FBI with assistance ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the New York State...
06/14/2017
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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This joint initiative is comprised of: HSI special agents, ERO deportation officers, the ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and state and local law enforcement partners to include Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD), Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The DHS TOCI is responsible for identifying, interdicting and investigating a wide variety of transnational border crime with a concentration on MS-13 gang activity.

12/12/2018
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
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Twelve alleged members of the La Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, street gang were indicted by a Queens County grand jury Tuesday on various charges including attempted murder and conspiracy, in addition to drug and weapons charges. 

03/03/2011
New York, NY
Transnational Gangs
Twenty-five members and associates of the MS-13 street gang were charged Thursday in a 70-count, superseding indictment in the Eastern District of New York as part of an ongoing investigation by federal and state law enforcement agencies into criminal gang activity in three New York counties.
12/22/2015
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs
Juan Pablo Escalante-Melgar, aka Humilde, 26, and Elmer Cruz-Diaz, aka Locote, 27, both of Union City, New Jersey, are charged with one count each of conspiring to kill an individual to prevent them from communicating with a law enforcement officer.
06/02/2016
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs

According to evidence presented at trial, MS-13 is a national and transnational gang with branches or “cliques” operating throughout the United States, including in Plainfield.  All of the defendants were members of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) Clique of MS-13. 

06/22/2008
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs
The success of the operation dubbed "Community Shield" was the result of an extensive collaborative effort between ICE Gang Investigation Unit special agents and multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the state including the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, West New York Police Department, Newark Police Department, New Brunswick Police Department, Passaic Police Department, Union City Police Department, Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, and Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.
09/24/2013
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs
3 former leaders of a New Jersey branch of the violent international street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, were charged Wednesday with racketeering and murder.
06/01/2016
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs

The federal Animal Welfare Act makes it a felony punishable by up to five years in prison to fight dogs or to possess, train, sell, buy, deliver, receive or transport dogs intended for use in dog fighting. 

04/19/2011
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs
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Federal charges were unsealed Tuesday against 14 members of a criminal street gang who allegedly operated a crack distribution network based in Irvington, N.J., following an investigation led by federal agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/23/2016
Newark, NJ
Transnational Gangs

Andrew Clarke, 43 of Irvington, New Jersey, and Llewellyn Clarke, 42 of North Plainfield, New Jersey, were sentenced to 300 and 195 months in prison, respectively.

03/12/2015
Oakland, CA
Transnational Gangs
Cristian Quintero-Felix, a Norteño gang associate, was sentenced Wednesday to 87 months for possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of St. Elizabeth’s High School; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and being a felon in possession of firearms.
08/07/2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Narcotics

Micah Lynne Wascher, 36, and Travis Eugene Wascher, 42, both of Canute, Oklahoma, were correctional officers for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections at the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre, Oklahoma, at the time of the alleged offenses.

08/28/2019
Oklahoma City, OK
Transnational Gangs

Christopher Chad Pool, aka “Cityboy,” 40, will serve 20 years in prison for drug and gun crimes, while Owen Henry Long Jr., aka “Ardmore,” 38, will serve more than 28 years in prison for a drug offense.

06/03/2009
Omaha, NE
Transnational Gangs
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05/04/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Transnational Gangs
Sylvester Joseph, 26, of Deerfield, Florida, identified as a leader, was sentenced by U.S. District Senior Judge William Caldwell for his role in a car break-in and bank fraud crew that stole more than a million dollars in the five years it was in operation. Testimony presented at previous sentencing proceedings showed that the crew stole millions of dollars from banks using stolen checks and identification. Although they were only caught in 2012, the crew was implicated in committing this scheme for more than five years and victimizing more than 250 people in the course of the fraud scheme, dubbed the "Felony Lane Gang."
09/30/2008
Phoenix, AZ
Transnational Gangs
These arrests are the result of Operation Community Shield, a comprehensive initiative launched by ICE in 2005 to disrupt and dismantle transnational violent street gangs. Through Operation Community Shield, the federal government uses its powerful immigration and customs authorities in a coordinated, national campaign against criminal street gangs in the United States.
08/24/2010
Phoenix, AZ
Transnational Gangs
A total of 102 individuals with ties to 19 different street gangs are facing criminal charges or deportation following a six-day, multi-agency enforcement action in Phoenix and Yuma, Ariz. spearheaded by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/21/2013
Richmond, VA
Transnational Gangs
"Jose Armando Bran, aka ""Pantro,"" was convicted yesterday by a federal jury on murder and maiming in aid of racketeering, among other charges, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington office, FBI Richmond field office and the Richmond Police Department. "
06/03/2011
Riverside, CA
Transnational Gangs
More than 150 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers served search and arrest warrants Thursday morning at locations in the Southern California communities of Riverside and Fontana as part of a two-year multi-agency investigation focusing on members of two violent street gangs with ties to firearms and narcotics trafficking.

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